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Unlocking a Mystery of Human Disease…in Space

An experiment just launched into orbit by a team of Caltech researchers could be an important step toward understanding a devastating neurodegenerative disease. Huntington's disease...

Aging brains need ‘chaperone’ proteins

The word "chaperone" refers to an adult who keeps teenagers from acting up at a dance or overnight trip. It also describes a type...

NT219 slows the aging process, can lead to brain disease treatments

A collaboration between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the startup company TyrNovo may lead to a potential treatment of brain diseases. The researchers found...

Drug effective in two mouse models of Huntington’s disease

Perhaps the most famous name associated with Huntington’s disease is that of populist folk singer Woody Guthrie, who died of it at age 52 in...

Decontaminating fetal stem cells for rehab use

The use of central nervous system fetal tissues derived from routine elective abortions to provide stem cells for transplantation procedures aimed at restoring damage...

For a healthy brain, don’t let the trash pile up

Recycling is not only good for the environment, it's good for the brain. A study using rat cells indicates that quickly clearing out defective...

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